Quilt Squares with Right Triangles
One summer I developed a series of art projects where my students could practice using their geometry vocabulary. They also needed to practice measuring with a ruler for some of the activities. I find hands-on practice with art helps teach students math concepts.
To create the class quilt shown above, I gave each student two purple and two teal 3'"X 3" squares. I showed them how to fold corner to corner to create the right triangles. I then challenged them to create a 6"X 6" square in as many designs as possible. (There are some duplicates in the quilt shown above.)
We glued the designs on a 6"X 6" construction paper square. We displayed them in the classroom with other classroom quilts.
To learn more about my art and geometry lessons, please visit this post at Artistry of Education.